A.noun [Ellipt. for the collocations Greek café, Greek caffie, etc., see sense B below.]café. Also Greeks, Greek’s.
1916L.D. FlemmingFool on Veld (1933) 4A tourist who expects to glide idly in a boat down the Orange River, plucking oranges on the way, will be disappointed. Orange, in this case, merely means the colour of the water. Oranges, however, can be bought from the Greeks.
1948V.M. FitzroyCabbages & Cream 183The Greek shops in Town may be supplying cauliflowers and peas and brinjals all together, but with you it’s potatoes and pumpkin and nothing else.
1949J. MockfordGolden Land 238A Greek shop where they sell fruit and sweets and serve tea and meals.
1965S. DederickTickey 21The whole dorp wore a forsaken and desolate air. Even the Greek café was closed.
1968M. DoyleImpala 122She kept a pile of Superman and Captain Marvel and Batman in her bedroom cupboard. Gideon laughed, but he wasn’t beyond sneaking a quick look in the lavatory when she bought a new one at the Greek shop in Stoneview.
1970J. McIntoshStonefish 185He had got hold of a photograph, bought from under the counter at the Greek café near the railway station.
1977Sunday Times 24 July (Business Times) 5Not a cafe at all, but a neighbourhood convenience store, this type of business is so dominated by the country’s 80000-strong Greek community that it is also widely known as the ‘Greek shop’.
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